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Close to Portals Nous (the best address in Majorca) you’ll come across the small and exclusive resort of Illetas.

In fact it is so exclusive you may not find it! The directions to this resort are quite poor...so a taxi on arrival might be best.

Mainly frequented by independent travellers, part of its charm lies in the fact that it is largely undiscovered by package tourists. Mainly populated by 4* hotels, holidays are not a cheap option here and will appeal in the main to professional couples or families who discover a resort that has been compared by travel writers to Monte Carlo.

Illetas has all the advantages of being close to the city – so ideal for a shopping trip, sightseeing or a night, and staying there you will feel you’re a world away from fun-in-the-sun resorts such as Magaluf or Palma Nova. A few years ago the beach here won a mention on the Sunday Times travel sections ‘best beaches’. Although there are much better beaches elsewhere, if that’s your thing, the coast here has its own charm and is a mixture of small sandy coves and rocky headlands...great for snorkellers.

Being close to Palma is perhaps the main reason why the shopping opportunities are limited in Illetas, however the few that are in the resort have better than average products for sale. Restaurants tend to be quite upmarket and many are attached to the 4* hotels. There’s still a good choice to be had though and a few offer views to die for whilst you dine; overlooking the bay of Palma.

Evening entertainment is limited; although the large hotels do have regular programmes of shows if that’s your thing. One place that is always mentioned, due to its unusual and scenic position is the Virtual Club. Set into the hillside it is everything to everyone; exclusive chill out during the day where you can eat breakfast and sunbathe on a private terrace or a rocking nightclub staying open until 2pm (late for this resort!).

So if you want an upmarket feel to your holiday but have close proximity to the nightlife, shops and culture of Palma – consider Illetas.

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Illetas accommodation

Viva Rey Don Jaime

Perfectly located between the Santa Ponsa beach (100m) and golf courses, this hotel has a fantastic...

Ave. price / night 47 €
Hostal Roberto

Hostal Roberto is located just 100 metres from the beach in Palmanova, 10 minutes’ walk from...

Ave. price / night 48 €
Delfin Siesta Mar

Set 200 metres from Cala de Santa Ponça Beach, Hotel Delfín Siesta offers a seasonal indoor and...

Ave. price / night 68 €
La Villa Palmer

Situated in the lively seaside resort of Paguera, all rooms at Villa Palmer offer a balcony,...

Ave. price / night 63 €
Hotel Delfin Mar

Set 150 metres from Santa Ponsa Beach, Hotel Delfin Mar offers 2 outdoor swimming pools and a...

Ave. price / night 72 €
Apartamentos Vista Club

Overlooking Santa Ponsa Bay, Apartamentos Vista Club is 300 metres from the centre of Mallorca’s...

Ave. price / night 62 €
Apartamentos Roc Portonova

Roc Portonova is situated just across from the yacht club in the quietest part of Palmanova with...

Ave. price / night 92 €
Apartamentos Surfing Playa

Surfing Playa Apartments is surrounded by garden areas and has an outdoor swimming pool. There is...

Ave. price / night 90 €
Aparthotel Holiday Center

Situated in a tranquil area of Santa Ponsa, on the south west coast of Majorca, this well-equipped...

Ave. price / night 105 €
Apartamentos Marina

Offering views of Palmanova Bay, Apartamentos Marina is situated just 80 metres from the beach. Set...

Ave. price / night 137 €
Apartamentos Deya

Set overlooking the Bay of Santa Ponsa, this sunny holiday aparthotel offers easy access to the...

Ave. price / night 80 €
TRH Torrenova

Located in Magaluf, TRH Torrenova overlooks the Mediterranean Sea from its hilltop position. It...

Ave. price / night 83 €
HSM Torrenova Playa

The Torrenova Playa is located on the seafront in Torrenova, Mallorca. All of its apartments and...

Ave. price / night 82 €
Intertur Apartamentos Waikiki

The Apartment complex were refurbished in 2002 and is very comfortable equipped. It is situated on...

Ave. price / night 91 €
Apartamentos Casablanca

Apartamentos Casablanca is just 200 metres from Santa Ponsa Beach and 10 minutes’ walk from the...

Ave. price / night 99 €